Dr. Doom #1
Victor Von Doom is the ruler of the European country of Latveria. The world petrified over what he'll do next because he's the only man on Earth who uses both science and sorcery to accomplish his bidding,
Normally comics about super-villains are pretty bad. Yes, you can get a lot of miles out of a character that’s evil, but eventually, they’re turned into “anti-heroes” or you become too sympathetic to them. This book seems to be a little bit different. Author Christopher Cantwell tells a great story while simultaneously keeping Doom evil, arrogant, and dislikable yet funny enough so that you’re very entertained. It’s a fresh change of pace from the blood and guts killing style that’s going on in DC’s Year of the Villain books right now. We also get to see Doom interact with a fellow super-villain, and a couple of superheroes and those interactions are particularly well written.
Artist Sal Larroca does what he does best. And that’s being Sal Larroca, We get quite a treat this issue and he gets to draw a TON of nature, that being the landscape of Latveria. But, there’s no short of classic Jack Kirby looking sci-fi machinery either. I’m glad that even though this is a Fantastic Four satellite book, the creative team has kept the Kirby influence. There’s also a couple of fight scenes that are amazingly rendered, This is a book that you’ll want to look at immediately after you’re done reading it to enjoy the art.
Is it worth the $4.99? I'd say maybe. Though I enjoyed the story quite a bit, there wasn't a real sense of urgency in this book. I'm very interested to see what happens in the next issue, but I don't quite know if it's a book that I'll think about until then.
Dr. Doom #1: Here Comes the Doom!
Writing - 8/108/10
Storyline - 8/108/10
Art - 9.5/109.5/10
Color - 9/109/10
Cover Art - 9/109/10
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